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Oxidative stress produces damage linked with increased risk of preterm birth
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. (2017-09-20)
Endometriosis increases risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
A new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section. (2017-09-13)
Immune system changes during pregnancy are precisely timed
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have completed the first-ever characterization of the meticulously timed immune system changes in women that occur during pregnancy. (2017-09-01)
UT Health San Antonio researchers developing drug for recurring ER-positive breast cancer
Researchers at UT Health San Antonio and two partner institutions are developing a new, first-in-class agent that has stopped the growth of estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in its tracks. (2017-08-30)
Hormonal IUDs have no effect on lactation or breastfeeding
Early placement of a hormonal IUD is a safe, long-term birth control method that does not negatively affect women who want to breastfeed their baby. (2017-08-25)
Sleep disorders linked to preterm birth in large California study
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2017-08-08)
Early term babies are at greater risk for diabetes and obesity-related diseases
'We found that hospitalizations up to the age of 18 involving endocrine and metabolic morbidity were found to be more common in the early-term group as compared with the full-term group, especially at ages five and older,' says Prof. (2017-08-07)
Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates in some cases
A delay in transferring embryos to the mother improves the success of in vitro fertilization in certain cases, according to a study by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Celmatix Inc. and several other institutions. (2017-08-01)
Research evaluates impact of surgical modality on breast-specific sensuality
Does the type of surgery used to treat breast cancer impact a woman's sensuality and sexual function in survivorship? (2017-07-26)
Is 'ovarian tissue freezing' superior to egg freezing?
Many women are turning to egg freezing to promote fertility, but what happens when it isn't an option because of special medical conditions? (2017-07-13)
Hospital management practices may put women at risk for C-sections during childbirth
The way certain hospital labor and delivery units are managed may put healthy women at greater risk for cesarean deliveries and hemorrhage, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2017-07-11)
Acupuncture may not be effective in treating infertility
Acupuncture, alone or with the medication clomiphene, does not appear to be effective in treating infertility in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to an international team of researchers. (2017-06-27)
Makeup of vaginal microbiome linked to preterm birth
In a study of predominantly African-American women -- who have a much higher rate of delivering babies early compared with other racial groups -- researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2017-06-13)
Study shows Cesarean patients sent home with more narcotic pain medications than needed
Most women who undergo a cesarean childbirth are prescribed more opioid (narcotic) pain medications than needed upon release from the hospital, a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows. (2017-06-09)
NIH-led workshop addresses opioid misuse during pregnancy
Research is essential to determining how best to screen pregnant women for opioid use disorder, to treat pregnant women who have the disorder, and to care for infants as they experience withdrawal symptoms, according to experts convened for a National Institutes of Health workshop in April 2016. (2017-06-09)
Opioids following cesarean delivery may be over-prescribed
In two papers, both published online June 8 in Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers quantified the number of pills that are typically prescribed following cesarean delivery and tested a shared decision making tool, in which patients select the amount of medication they are prescribed. (2017-06-08)
Home-based HPV tests may help with cervical cancer screening
A new study found that for many women in rural El Salvador, home-based HPV self-sampling for women is an acceptable way to participate in a cervical cancer screening program. (2017-06-07)
Many rape victims experience involuntary paralysis that prevents them from resisting
Active resistance is often considered to be the 'normal' reaction during rape, but a new study found that most victims may experience a state of involuntary paralysis, called tonic immobility, during rape. (2017-06-07)
Zika infections could be factor in more pregnancies
Zika virus infection passes efficiently from a pregnant monkey to its fetus, spreading inflammatory damage throughout the tissues that support the fetus and the fetus's developing nervous system, and suggesting a wider threat in human pregnancies than generally appreciated, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have found. (2017-05-25)
Study: Access to long-lasting contraception after childbirth lags behind demand
Before leaving the hospital after childbirth, more women are opting to check one thing off their list: birth control. (2017-05-10)
Circadian clock changes can alter body's response to diet
Changing the circadian clock in mouse liver can alter how the body responds to diet and also change the microbes living in the digestive track. (2017-05-04)
Research supports new criteria for evaluating urologic cancer in women
Experts in women's health are recommending physicians follow new guidelines to determine when women warrant further evaluation and testing for urologic cancers when there is microscopic blood in their urine. (2017-05-02)
Children conceived after fertility treatments are at increased risk for pediatric cancers
'The research concludes that the association between IVF and total pediatric neoplasms and malignancies is significant,' Prof. (2017-04-25)
Women's reproductive health research scholar to study preterm birth
Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Sarah M. Davis, M.D., was recently named the seventh scholar in the Brown University/Women & Infants Hospital Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program. (2017-03-30)
Vaginal bacteria can trigger recurrent UTIs, study shows
A kind of bacteria found in the vagina may trigger recurrent UTIs, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2017-03-30)
Research evaluates treatment of thyroid disease in pregnancy
New research indicates that universal screening for and subsequent treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism does not result in improved health outcomes for mothers or babies. (2017-03-22)
Study finds no benefit, but possible harm, from drug used to prevent preterm births
A drug commonly prescribed to pregnant women with a history of delivering babies early provides no benefit. (2017-03-14)
Early pregnancy awareness may be more effective than promoting alcohol abstinence
The study, 'Pregnancy Intention and Maternal Alcohol Consumption' found that the vast majority of women with intended as well as unplanned pregnancies either stopped or decreased drinking after having a positive pregnancy test. (2017-03-09)
Vaginal progesterone may reduce newborn complications in some pregnancies
Treatment with vaginal progesterone may help reduce certain risks that can occur when mothers are pregnant with twins and have a short cervix, which is a risk factor for preterm birth. (2017-03-07)
Available drug may protect ovaries and fertility from damage by chemotherapies
A drug already used to slow tumor growth may also prevent infertility caused by standard chemotherapies, according to a study in mice published in PNAS. (2017-03-06)
Study finds not all women get appropriate care for cervical cancer
Fewer than three out of five women with cervical cancer received guideline-based care, a new study finds. (2017-03-02)
Multicenter study finds no benefit to treating mild thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy
A large national study suggests that treating pregnant women for mildly low thyroid function does not improve the IQs of their babies or reduce preterm births or other negative outcomes. (2017-03-01)
Measuring pain: SLU scientist tests possible biomarkers
A Saint Louis University researcher will leverage her discovery of a pain pathway to determine if either of two key molecules can be used as biomarkers for pain associated with four debilitating health conditions: chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and vulvodynia. (2017-02-17)
Study finds glucose supplementation significantly reduces length of induced labor
A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology finds that simple glucose supplementation reduces length of induced labor. (2017-02-13)
Daylight savings time impacts miscarriage rates among select IVF patients, study finds
Daylight savings time contributes to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing IVF who had had a prior pregnancy loss according to new research out of Boston Medical Center and IVF New England. (2017-02-08)
What are the best treatments for female genital mutilation?
A new review provides valuable insights for improving the health care of girls and women living with female genital mutilation. (2017-02-06)
Research supports expanded use of cell free DNA prenatal testing
Researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, have published a study in Genetics in Medicine that shows that this non-invasive test can be effectively and appropriately offered to all pregnant women, regardless of maternal age or risk factors, through primary obstetrical care providers. (2017-02-03)
Kaiser Permanente study finds children exposed to complications at birth at risk of autism
Children who were exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Perinatology. (2017-01-31)
New WHO international fetal growth charts
A research article published in PLOS Medicine contributes to the evidence base regarding the use of population charts for detection of fetal growth disorders and how best to determine risk of complications. (2017-01-24)
Study found brain abnormalities in fetuses exposed to Zika
At the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting™, researchers with the Baylor College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Houston, Texas partnered with the Maternal-Fetal Unit, CEDIFETAL, Centro de Diagnostico de Ultrasonido e Imagenes, CEDIUL, Barranquilla, Columbia and the Unidad De Fertildad Y Genetica De Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Columbia, to create the study, Characterization of brain malformations and volume assessment in fetuses with Zika Virus infection using MRI. (2017-01-23)
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